Luis Alberto Lazarte
|Real name||Luis Alberto Lazarte|
|Rated at||Light Flyweight|
|Height||5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)|
4 March 1971 |
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Wins by KO||18|
Luis Alberto Lazarte (born 1971-03-04 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina) was a professional boxer who resides in his birthtown. He won the IBF junior flyweight title from Colombian Carlos Támara on May 29, 2010. Lazarte was the oldest reigning world boxing champion in the world, at 40 years old, until May 21, 2011. He lost his title by decision to former champion Ulises Solis on May 21, 2011.
Lazarte's competitive boxing career effectively ended after he was given a rare lifetime ban by the International Boxing Federation following a February 10, 2012 match against Johnriel Casimero in which Lazarte, surrounded by supporters and fighting in his home country, intentionally leveled low blows, headbutts and illegal blows to the back of the head against Casimero, as well as biting him at least twice, threatened the referee's life after being warned for his conduct, then (after being ruled the loser) deliberately sparked a riot in the arena that caused numerous additional injuries to police, spectators and Casimero's team.
On February 2012, during an IBF Light Flyweight title fight in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Lazarte was stopped in the tenth round by John Riel Casimero. After the fight Lazarte and his team sparked a riot in which Casimero and his team were attacked. They were later escorted by pólice and later Lazarte visited and apologized to Casimero The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest to the Argentine government after Argentine fans attacked Casimero in the ring after winning the title bout. Philippine Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said that his country's embassy filed a protest with Argentina's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is awaiting an explanation. His role in the riot resulted in a rare lifetime ban being given to Lazarte by the IBF. He announced his retirement afterwards
Professional boxing record
|50 Wins (18 knockouts), 11 Losses, 2 Draw (1 knockout)|
|Win||50–11-2||Roberto Carlos Marin||UD||8 (8)||2014-07-25||C. A. S. y Dep. Camioneros, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Loss||49-11–2||John Riel Casimero||TKO||10 (12)||2012-02-10||Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina||For interim IBF World light flyweight title.|
|Win||49–10-2||Nerys Espinoza||UD||12 (12)||2011-09-02||Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Loss||48-10–2||Ulises Solis||SD||12 (12)||2011-04-30||Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Loss IBF Light flyweight title.|
|Draw||48-9–2||Ulises Solis||MD||12 (12)||2010-12-18||Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Retain IBF Light flyweight title.|
|Win||48-9-1||Nerys Espinoza||UD||12 (12)||2010-09-04||Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Retain IBF Light flyweight title.|
|Win||47-9–1||Carlos Tamara||SD||12 (12)||2010-05-29||Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Won IBF Flyweight title.|
|Win||46-9–1||Raul Eliseo Medina||UD||10 (10)||2010-01-23||Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Lost interim WBO Light flyweight title.|
- Rafael, Dan (Feb 17, 2012). ["IBF bans boxer Luis Lazarte for life" http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7581851/boxer-luis-lazarte-banned-ibf-threat-sparking-ring-riot]. ESPN Boxing. espn.com. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
- "John Riel Casimero Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com.
|IBF Junior Flyweight Champion
May 29, 2010 – April 30, 2011